Elizabeth Weintraub: Sacramento Real Estate

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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Gold - DRE #00697006
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2010 

While my husband is out counting homeless people for the U.S. Census Bureau -- which he's been doing since 3 AM -- let me tell you about my new short sale listing in Roseville. The seller of this Crocker Ranch short sale home in Roseville does not use the second floor of her spacious home, but a...
03/31/2010
As I was showing homes in Land Park last week, a buyer oohed and aahed about how wonderful the weather has been lately. That's because it's spring. She said, "If we had this weather year-round in Land Park, it would be just like living in Carmel, and homes would cost a million bucks." And you kn...
03/30/2010
Bank of America's new principal forgiveness program is unlikely to help underwater Sacramento homeowners. The program is designed to help homeowners stay in their homes by reducing the principal balance of their mortgages. On the surface, it sounds like a great way to do a loan modification, espe...
03/29/2010
Last night a reporter sat across from me at my dining room table. In between bites of a delicious steamed-beet salad dotted with goat cheese, she admitted that a short sale was a mystery to her. I guess I'm so intertwined in the business that it astonished me a person could be in the dark about s...
03/28/2010
Before I tell you about this new Sacramento short sale listing in River Park, I'd like to say that getting older isn't as bad as some people make it out to be. Sure, you've got your typical weathered skin that one day just shrivels up and turns into crepe paper before your very eyes, but you can ...
03/27/2010
East Coast newspaper and TV reporters sometimes call me at 6:00 in the morning. It's not their fault, you know, because guys in New York tend to think the world revolves around them, just like us Californians who believe the world revolves around California. You know whose fault it is? It's my fa...
03/26/2010
I'm amazed that my phone hasn't been ringing off the hook with questions about the HAFA short sale program. That's probably because there's not a lot of publicity about HAFA at the moment. The HAFA (Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives) short sale program becomes effective on April 5, 2010, a...
03/25/2010
A common mistake that some Sacramento home buyers make is to forget how their offer will be perceived by the sellers. As a Sacramento listing agent, I have seen buyers sabotage their offers from inception due to the way they wrote it. Without meaning to, buyers can irritate sellers. When sellers ...
03/24/2010
For a Monday right after the arrival of spring, I had horrendous activity yesterday. Not that I'm complaining, mind you, as I welcome the business. Mondays are always busy, but to tell you the truth, yesterday was especially gruesome. The thing is if I never left my home office, I'd always be cau...
03/23/2010
My husband says Betty Friedan would rollover in her grave if she knew. That my behavior would cause Gloria Steinem to wag her finger at me and cancel my membership in NOW. Asking your husband for help is akin, he says, to expecting Dudley Do-Right to come galloping in to untie Nell from the railr...
03/22/2010
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